The first fifteen minutes of Nick Cannon Mr. Showbiz are to stand-up comedy what Entertainment Tonight is to hard-hitting news. This CD (and Showtime comedy special airing March 14th) opens with a bit about being Mr. Mariah Carey and related stories. The rest of the sometimes adult language material consists of better than average growing up, strange relatives, and Black people material. Nick Cannon Mr. Showbiz goes online May 16 and in stores May 31st. Comedy MP3 album at Amazon
The better material on Mr. Showbiz are Cheap Mom a bit about growing poor and eating cheap-ass cereal (Cap’N Crunch? We had Sergeant Soggy and Tyrone the Tiger “They’re Grrrr…its!”), and playing with a Mexican See N Say.
The next bits about his 4 year old niece, Juicy, who is destined for clear heels, and his gangsta grandfather are also pretty good. The latter includes a subtle dig at Enema / Eminem. Nick Cannon is best known for Drumline, Underclassman, and Love Don’t Cost a thing. This may be due to his inability to be gangsta when he was a teen.
There another pointless but somewhat funny bit about being with Maria Carey and how she more than he is. The bit about Eminem assumes you are familiar with the adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Mariah Carey.
Nick Cannon Mr. Showbiz ends with a very odd bit supposedly about ending racism but is just another Black comic doing a redneck character joke.
This is not a particularly interesting stand-up comedy CD